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First baby of 2016 arrives at Elmhurst Hospital

First baby of 2016 arrives at Elmhurst Hospital

Pictured here in the arms of her parents Caitlin and Matt Todd is Clara Ann Todd, the first baby of 2016 born at Elmhurst Hospital. Clara was born at 1:56 a.m. on January 1, weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 21-1/2 inches long. She is the first child born […]

 
 

Park District prepares to unveil Playground for Everyone

Park District prepares to unveil Playground for Everyone

Foundation event on Feb. 20 offers chance to sample equipment By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent What exactly is a Playground for Everyone? Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design; where children of all abilities can play together; where acceptance, friendship, and […]

 
 

Bond set at $350,000 for Bensenville man charged with sexual assault of brother-in-law

Wheaton — DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced on December 24 that bond has been set for a Bensenville man accused of sexually assaulting his 60-year-old, mentally handicapped brother-in-law. John Cegielski, 76 (d.o.b. 2/1/1939) of Marshall Road, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Richard Russo set bond […]

 
 

Governor, Lt. Gov. come to DuPage County

  Present task force ideas to reduce govt., save billions “with a B” By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti were in Oak Brook on Monday, January 4 to attend a meeting of the DuPage County Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC). […]

 
 

Barricaded Subject charged with domestic battery

Barricaded Subject charged with domestic battery

On December 29, 2015 at 12:30 a.m. Elmhurst police received a call for a possible man with a gun at 165 E. North Ave. While details were limited, a third party complainant revealed that a person inside of the house was holding his cousin against his will. The victim told […]

 
 

LGBT announcements pulled at York leads to criticism

LGBT announcements pulled at York leads to criticism

Superintendent reaching out to students after winter break By Dan McLeister for The Elmhurst Independent Students and teachers protested Superintendent David Moyer’s move to pull morning announcements by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) students at York High School earlier this school year. After the December 15th meeting of the […]

 
 

Facility worker charged with stealing from senior residents

Facility worker charged with stealing from senior residents

Suspect now in jail, charged with eight counts of burglary By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, the Independent learned that a worker at an Elmhurst senior living facility had been accused of stealing from the homes of at least eight elderly residents of Park Place. In a call […]

 
 

Field parents steamed about transfer of multi-needs students

Field parents steamed about transfer of multi-needs students

Ask where is transparency, after learning of move by form letter By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent learned that some parents at Field School were calling District 205 to task after learning their multi-needs student would be transferring from Field to Emerson for instruction next […]

 
 

Dist 205 under fire for pulling LGBT announcements

Dist 205 under fire for pulling LGBT announcements

  Superintendent Moyer offered little response, no real reasons By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Many York High School parents, teachers, family members and others attended the District 205 Board meeting on Tuesday, December 15 to protest the decision to no longer make daily announcements over the loudspeaker for […]

 
 

Erin DeLuga named next principal of York High School

Erin DeLuga named next principal of York High School

Elmhurst – On December 15, the Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education unanimously confirmed Erin DeLuga as the next principal of York Community High School for the 2016-17 school year. The vote was 6-0 (Jim Collins, absent). She will begin on July 1, 2016. DeLuga holds a Bachelor’s degree in […]